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Sekhukhune Part Ways With Defender

Sekhukhune United and defender Tshepo Rikhotso have parted ways after just one season.

The experienced defender who’s capable of playing at right and centre-back, joined Sekhukhune at the start of last season, with over 200 games of experience in the top-flight with Bloemfontein Celtic and Royal AM, respectively.

However, he made just 10 appearances for Babina Noko, with Nyiko Mobbie, Daniel Cardoso, Edwin Gyimah and Trésor Tshibwabwa Yamba ahead of him in the pecking order.

iDiski Times understands the two parties have reached a mutual agreement to part ways ahead of the new season as he goes in search of more regular game-time.

The 31-year-old joins Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya, Lebohang Mabotja, Ntokozo Mtsweni, Thamsanqa Masiya, Miguel Dias, Rally Bwalya, Maloisane Mokhele, Collins Makgaka, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Tashreeq Morris and Michael Sarpong on their way out.

Tlotliso Phatsisi and Lesego Sebetlela who spent last season on loan at Black Leopards and Magesi, respectively, will also part ways with the club when the window opens on 1 July, while Kamohelo Mokotjo joined Cape Town City in a player-plus-cash deal for midfielder Relebogile Mokhuoane.

Rikhotso was one of the most consistent defenders during his time at Celtic and was within the Bafana Bafana squad during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers back in 2020.

Story by Sinethemba Makonco (@Makonco_M).

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.